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‘America’s Town Hall’ to Put People From Across the Country Center Stage at 2008 Democratic National Convention

2008-08-11 10:04:00

‘America’s Town Hall’ to Put People From Across the Country Center Stage at 2008 Democratic National Convention

    Americans Invited to Submit Questions for Elected Leaders and National

Experts, Answers Delivered Live from Convention Floor in Denver, Online at

    DENVER, Aug. 11 /EMWNews/ -- As part of its commitment to

throw open the doors to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, the

Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced that

Americans from across the country will have the opportunity to have their

questions answered live from the Convention floor through "America's Town

Hall," an interactive dialogue designed to bring more people into the



    Monday through Wednesday of Convention week, the Convention program

will feature a nightly segment in which elected leaders, national policy

experts and other Convention speakers will respond to voters on topics

including how to change politics as usual, fix our economy, make America

safer and restore our nation's standing in the world.

    "As Barack Obama has said, this is not our Convention -- this is

America's Convention," said Governor Howard Dean, Chairman of the

Democratic National Committee. "And now, at a critical moment in our

history, Americans will have their concerns addressed, challenges listened

to and their questions answered live by our country's leaders. We want

Americans to be at the center of this Convention, and 'America's Town Hall'

will allow us to do just that."

    Starting today, text and video questions can be submitted online at through Wednesday, August 27, though

participants are encouraged to submit their questions as early as possible.

A variety of questions will be answered live from the Convention floor in

front of thousands of delegates in the Convention hall, millions of

Americans watching the Convention at home on television and millions more

watching online. In addition, elected leaders and policy experts will also

answer questions online during Convention week at

    In addition to submitting questions online, Americans in eight cities

across the country will have the opportunity to record their questions and

individual stories in person at a series of "open calls" starting

Wednesday, August 13. Open calls will take place in Atlanta, Ga.; Columbus,

Ohio; Denver, Colo.; Detroit, Mich.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Raleigh, N.C.;

Richmond, Va.; and Tampa, Fla. The exact times and locations of those

tapings will be posted to as they are

scheduled and released to local media in those markets.

    About the DNCC:

    The 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee is the official arm

of the Democratic National Committee responsible for planning and

organizing the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

    Paid for by 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee, Inc.

    Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

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